Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunshine & The Circus!

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A week full of sunshine, and the circus comes to town this weekend...sounds like a pretty great January week to me...enjoy!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, January 26
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The South County library hosts Every Child Ready to Read: General Overview Workshop Ages 3 to 5 at 11:15am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Plan to eat at Chipotle today...order Sofritas and get a Burrito for FREE! More info...

Tuesday, January 27
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Preschool ages are invited to a Puppet Show this morning at 11:30 at Imaginon. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to the McDowell Nature Center at 1:30pm for Homeschool Firebuilding & S'MoresMore info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4:15pm at the South County library. More info...
  • The Mountain Island library hosts Afternoon Adventures: Block & Books today at 4:30pm. More info...

Wednesday, January 28
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Winter Sensory Play today at 11am and 2pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: The Bear Necessities today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends opens tonight at Time Warner Cable Arena through Sunday. Tonight's tickets are HALF PRICE! More info...

Thursday, January 29
  • Meet the Octonauts now through February 22 at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...
  • Ages are 3 to are invited to enjoy Fun With "The Snow Queen" this afternoon at 4:30pm at the Matthews library. Please register. More info...
  • The Davidson Community players present Rumpelstiltskin with shows today, Saturday and Sunday. More info...
  • Join the Family Storytime: Pajama Party this evening at 7pm at the Morrison library. More info...

Friday, January 30
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 15. More info...

Saturday, January 31
  • Learn about Birds in Winter today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Masquerade MaskMore info.
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a Rabbit Round UpMore info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center to Build You Own Bird Feeder at 1pm. More info...
  • Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 8. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Legend of the Gnome this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Sunday, February 1
  • Don't miss the Sunday Movie Showcase this afternoon at 1:30 at the North County library. Enjoy a screening of Groundhog Day (PG). More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 2:30pm for Soap MakingMore info...
  • Are you ready for Super Bowl XLIX? Kick off is at 6:30pm tonight. More info...

Monday, February 2 - Happy Groundhog Day
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this morning at 10am for Happy Groundhog Day! More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this evening at 5:30pm for Nature's Wonders: Woodcocks in the PrairieMore info...


Save The Date:
February 28: Fossil Fair More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Consignment Sale List is HERE!

CMOMs Sale
As promised, the Queen City Buzz's Spring/Summer list of area consignment sales has just been published, HERE. Did I miss one? Please email me!There are LOTS of sales in our area, and they start in less than 3 weeks. Start checking your kids' (and yours - Green Jeans Sale is back) spring and summer clothes and making a list of what you need. Looking to make a little extra money? Then pull out the bins of last year's clothes and start tagging (you can find sale registration info on the websites found on the list). Happy Consignment Season!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • No School today for CMS More info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South offers FREE admission today for their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am to learn about Our Earth's MoonMore info...
  • Queens Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week continues through January 25th. More info...

Tuesday, January 20
  • Don't miss Storytime in the Secret Garden this morning at 10am at Winghaven. More info... 
  • If you homeschool, join the Homeschool Fieldtrip: Energy Explorium today at 12:15pm. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Imaginon for Haikus & Hot Cocoa this afternoon at 3:30pm. More info..
  • The Scaleybark library hosts Brain Teasers: Where's Waldo this afternoon at 5pm for elementary ages. More info...

Wednesday, January 21
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Winter Science today at 11am and 2pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Mammal Tracks today at 12:30. More info..
  • Today is Homeschool Day - Oddball Animal Safari this afternoon, 1-3pm at the Museum of York County. Please register. More info...
  • The North County library teaches Basic Chinese to elementary ages this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this evening at 6:30pm for Rookie Science: BotanicalsMore info...

Thursday, January 22
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 4:15pm for Story Explorers: Greek MythologyMore info...
  • If you have a child with special needs, check out the Trusted Parents Meeting this afternoon at 5pm at Imaginon. More info...
Friday, January 23
  • No School for CMS Schools today. More info..
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this afternoon at 2pm for a screening of Maleficent, popcorn included! Please register. More info...
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse begins its run at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 15. More info...

Saturday, January 24
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 9am for a Bird Walk: Coots, Ducks and MoreMore info...
  • You can Meet the Author: E.K. Smith this morning at 10:30 at the South County library. Please register. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts I Love You Day and Night Storytime this morning at 11am. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 11am. More info...
  • Learn about Snowflake Symmetry today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a My Friends Photo BoardMore info.
  • Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel begins its run at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 8. More info...
  • Bundle up and head our for a Winter Kayak Tour of Mountain Island Lake this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts a Haiku Walk for ages 10 and up this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Ocean Explorers this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...

Sunday, January 25
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a Nature Trading ProjectMore info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Super Game Day this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Snowflake Symmetry this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts their Open Classroom: Winter Adaptations this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...

Monday, January 26
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The South County library hosts Every Child Ready to Read: General Overview Workshop Ages 3 to 5 at 11:15am. Space is limited. More info...

Save The Date:
January 28-February 1: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Consignment Sales are coming..


Yes, I know it's FREEZING outside, but it's almost time for Spring/Summer Consignment Sale season. I'll be compiling my seasonal list and will share it in full next week. If you a sale happening in the Charlotte area, please email me the details ASAP. A few sales to go ahead and put on your calendar are the Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) sale on February 7, the Myers Park Presbyterian Church sale on February 28, and the TTB Kidz sale March 13-15. Consignment sales aren't just for kids anymore...the Green Jeans Sale has sales in Lake Norman and Southpark coming later this spring!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, January 12

  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The Shiele Museum hosts the Gaston Regional Science and Engineering FairMore info...


Tuesday, January 13
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble Morrison. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum this afternoon, 4-8pm.More info...
  • Head to the Scaleybark Library at 5pm for a screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2More info...

Wednesday, January 14
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Reptiles in Winter today at 2pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: The World's Only Flying Mammal today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, January 15
  • Ages 4 to 13 are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm for Homeschool Nature GamesMore info...
  • Ages 5 to 7 are invited to the South County library at 4:15pm for Afternoon Adventure: Lots of LEGOsMore info...
  • Learn all about Owls of Mecklenburg County this evening at 6pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. For ages 8 and up. More info...

Friday, January 16
  • Have the kids read to a volunteer therapy dog this afternoon during Paws to Read beginning at 3:45pm at the Morrison library. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Queens Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week kicks off today and continues through January 25th. More info...

Saturday, January 17
  • Don't miss the American Girl Store's Grace's Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration this morning at 9am. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Petapalooza today, 10am-1pm with fun for the whole family.More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Build It, Make It, Take It: DNA Extraction for ages 10 and up this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today for the grand opening of their new exhibit, The Solar System: A Journey of ExplorationMore info...
  • Learn about Arctic Animals today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Uptown Charlotte is the place to be today at 11am for the MLK Holiday Parade 2015More info...
  • Imaginon hosts their Musical Petting Zoo today from 11am to 1pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Crafty CatapultMore info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for Winter Tracking this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Sunday, January 18
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for Native MammalsMore info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South offers FREE admission today for their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration. 12-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Arctic Animals this afternoon at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited tot the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 2pm for Winter Hiking & Camping 101More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a Little Owlet Prowl this afternoon at 3pm. More info...

Monday, January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • No School today for CMS More info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South offers FREE admission today for their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am to learn about Our Earth's MoonMore info...

Save The Date:
January 28-February 1: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Back to it...


The twelve days of Christmas are not quite over, but it sure does feel like it. School's back in session, Valentine's Day candy lines the entrance at the grocery store and Target, and winter sports and activities are gearing up. As you get back into the swing of things this week, I hope your memories of 2014 are great ones that you'll cherish for years to come! Make 2015 a great year!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, January 5
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Storytimes return at the Charlotte Mecklenburg libraries after their holiday hiatus. More info...

Tuesday, January 6

  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Imaginon this afternoon at 3:30pm for Stump the Staff: Heads Up CharadesMore info...
  • Don't miss the American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4pm at the Mint Hill library. More info...
  • The LEGO Store at Concord Mills hosts their FREE Monthly Mini Build this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • The Matthews library hosts Family Storytime: Pajama Storytime this evening at 7pm. More info...

Wednesday, January 7
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - The Mitten  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Meet a Marsupial today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, January 8
  • If you homeschool, check out Latta Homeschoolers: Adventure Skills Challenge this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun at the American Girl Doll Store this afternoon at 4pm. Create Grace's Travel Bags for your American Girls. More info...

Friday, January 9
  • Imaginon hosts Dakota & Friends today 11:30am-3pm. Get up close to Dakota and his dino friends. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 4:30pm for Upcycling is for the Birds! More info...
  • Monster Jam comes to Time Warner Cable Arena with shows today and tomorrow...don't miss it! More info...

Saturday, January 10
  • The Historical Center of York County is open today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts an Animal Feeding Frenzy this morning at 10am. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • Ages 11 to 15 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for a Team Adventure Race, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Today is Hog Butchering Day at Historic Brattonsville, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Build It, Make It, Take It: Drawing Robots at 10:30am. Registration recommended. More info... 
  • Learn about Bears in Winter today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make Sweet Dream CatcherMore info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Build Your Own Terrariums this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Museum of York County's Rest for the Weary - Family Day this afternoon, 12-2pm. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 3pm for Marvels of Animals in WinterMore info...
  • Head to Discovery Place beginning at noon to experience the January Sky View in the inflatable planetarium. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a Kids Night in Nature this evening 5:30-9:00pm for ages 6 to 13. More info...

Sunday, January 11
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for Marine MammalsMore info...
  • The MINT Museum Uptown hosts Sunday Funday - All About the Blues this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • The North County library presents a screening of Disney's Wall-E this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Bears in Winter this afternoon at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 7 and up are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm for a Winter Ecology HikeMore info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts an Animal Encounter Show this afternoon at 3pm. More info...

Monday, January 12
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...

Save The Date:
January 28-February 1: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Welcome 2015!


Hoping you have enjoyed a wonderful first week of winter, and that the holidays you celebrated were wonderful, and meaningful and full of memories for you and your children. Hard to believe that another year has passed, and that we usher in 2015 on Thursday. My wish for all of you is a new year filled with good news, healthy family and friends, and more memories than you can count. Thanks for making 2014 another GREAT year for The Queen City Buzz!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, December 29
  • Winter Break Camps are back at Discovery Place for students in grades K-3. More info...
  • The Kannapolis Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express continues through tomorrow. More info...
  • Today through Friday, head to Discovery Place to celebrate Jurassic New Year with activities throughout the day! More info... 
  • Holidays at the Garden continues at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Through December 31. More info...
  • The Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park continues evenings through December 31st. More info...
  • Head to BB&T Ballpark this afternoon, 5-7pm, for the Belk Bowl Pep RallyMore info...
  • The Belk Bowl Fan Central also happens this evening beginning at 7pm at The Epicentre. More info...

Tuesday, December 30

  • Toddler Tuesdays has been extended through December 30th at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Beginning at 12pm, don't miss the Belk Bowl FanFest happening outside of Bank of America Stadium. More info...
  • Enjoy Season of Light at the planetarium at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Fridays at 3:30, and various times through tomorrow. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas wraps up this evening at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. More info...
  • The Belk Bowl kicks off this evening at 6:30pm at Bank of America Stadium. More info...

Wednesday, December 31 - New Years Eve
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - New Years at Noon!  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: When Winter Comes today at 12:30. More info..
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for a Winter Scavenger Hunt at 2pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg libraries close at 5pm today, and are closed tomorrow. More info...
  • Don't miss CLT New Year's Eve this evening beginning at 7pm at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Lots of fun for the whole family. More info...

Thursday, January 1 - Happy New Year!
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts First Day Hikes today at 9am and 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of First Footin' 2015 beginning at 10am at Historic Rural Hill. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am to learn all about Tools of StoneMore info...

Friday, January 2
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts a Friday Morning Hike this morning at 9am for all ages. More info...
  • Holiday on Ice winter ice skating continues through January 4th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Ride The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad now through January 4th. More info...

Saturday, January 3
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • Families with children in grades PreK to 2 can head to Discovery Place for Scrambled Eggs Super at 10:30am. Please register. More info..., and families with children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to You Are What You Eat at 10:30am. More info...
  • Lots of fun with Healthy Winter Treats today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make Beary Warm EarmuffsMore info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts Woodland Wildlife this morning at 11:30am for all ages. More info...
  • Experience Civil War Winter Quarters today and tomorrow at Latta Plantation. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for their (almost) Full Moon Hike this evening at 7pm. More info...

Sunday, January 4
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for Build it Like a BeaverMore info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts Reptile Encounters this afternoon at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Paws to Read this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Healthy Winter Treats this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Monday, January 5 - Back to School!!!
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Storytimes return at the Charlotte Mecklenburg libraries after their holiday hiatus. More info...

Save The Date:
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...

Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas!!


School's out, shopping's done (thank goodness...have you seen the mall parking lots?!?!), and now it's time to enjoy family, friends, and holiday fun. I wish for you a week filled with laughter, joy and memory making with those you love. If you forgot something, forget it...if your house is a mess, don't clean it...if the kids are coloring and having snacks in church on Christmas Eve, let it go! It's Christmas, and it doesn't have to be perfect. Pause, reflect, and be thankful for those forgetful, messy and imperfect moments! Be real, and be merry!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, December 22
  • Learn all about Scales & Slime this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place for their Hanukkah Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • The Ballantyne Jewish Center presents Chanukah Wonderland today and tomorrow 11am-3pm. More info...
  • You can SCHEDULE an appointment with SANTA at Southpark Mall!! More info..
  • Winter Break Camps are back at Discovery Place for students in grades K-3. More info...
  • The bears are back! Don't miss the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall through December 26th. More info...
  • Christmas at the Library runs through tomorrow at the Billy Graham Library. More info...
  • The Lights of McAdenville are on tonight, and will be nightly through December 26th. More info...

Tuesday, December 23
  • Toddler Tuesdays has been extended through December 30th at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Head to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for Getting Ready for Kwanzaa today, 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Scuba Claus at Sea Life Aquarium, today and tomorrow, 11am-1pm. More info...
  • Enjoy Season of Light at the planetarium at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Fridays at 3:30, and various times through the weekend. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues through December 30th (closed Christmas Day) at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. More info...

Wednesday, December 24
  • Discovery Place Kids is CLOSED today and tomorrow.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum is closed today and tomorrow. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg libraries close at 5pm today, and are closed tomorrow and Friday. More info...
  • Looking for a place to worship this Christmas Eve? Charlotte has many services to choose from. More info...

Thursday, December 25 - Merry Christmas!
  • Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel is on display through December 28th. More info...
  • Don't want to cook this Christmas? The Ballantyne Hotel hosts Christmas Brunch & Dinner with a fantastic menu. More info...
  • Holidays at the Garden continues at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Through December 31. More info...
  • Looking for a Christmas movie for the family? Check out ABC Family's 25 Days of ChristmasMore info...

Friday, December 26
  • Holiday on Ice winter ice skating continues through January 4th. More info...
  • Head to Schiele Museum today for their Which Way? scavenger hunt. 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Ride The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad weekends now through January 4th. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place hosts their Fabulous Friday Pajamarama Storytime this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • The Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park continues evenings through December 31st. More info...

Saturday, December 27
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Recycled Wrapping Paper Crafts this morning 9:30-11:30am. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 11 are invited to read to a dog during Paws to Read this morning at the Morrison library beginning at 10:30am. Please register. More info...
  • Lots of fun celebrating Kwanzaa today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Celebration Noise MakerMore info...
  • Head to Imaginon this afternoon at 2pm for Story Explorers: Dino Story! More info...
  • The Kannapolis Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express continues through December 30th. More info...

Sunday, December 28
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for their Nature Trading ProjectMore info...
  • Imaginon hosts Paws to Read this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Kwanzaa this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to a Fitness Hike this afternoon at 3pm at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...

Monday, December 29
  • Imaginon is the place to be this morning at 10:30am for Family StorytimeMore info...
  • The Mountain Island library hosts From Page to Screen: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Head to the Main Library this evening at 7pm for a special community presentation about KwanzaaMore info...

Save The Date:
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

(Christmas) Lights over Charlotte...

A Very Miller Christmas - 2014
I love, and I mean LOVE Christmas lights. I don't like to put a lot on my house (no time for that), but I absolutely love to get in the car at dusk with the Christmas music playing and head out to see "the lights". The professional displays are awesome for sure, but I really love going to individual homes, streets or neighborhoods, where individuals have poured their heart, soul and time into creating something for us all to enjoy this season. These are a few of my favorites:

      Lake Park Lights (Indian Trail) - More info...
      A Very Miller Christmas (off Colony Road) - More info...
      Hillside Hunger Holiday Drive Through More info...

For more great local light displays, follow Rose's Christmas Light Tour Stops on Facebook...she knows them all!! More info...

Have a wonderful, happy and BRIGHT week!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, December 15
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Time to write your Letters to Santa, and you can drop them off to be delivered at Imaginon now through December 20th. More info...
  • You can also send Letters to Soldiers at Imaginon through December 20th. More info...
  • Don't miss SchieleVille this evening, 6-8pm at the Schiele Museum. More info...
  • The bears are back! Don't miss the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall through December 26th. More info...
  • Christmas at the Library runs through December 23rd at the Billy Graham Library. More info...
  • The Lights of McAdenville are on tonight, and will be nightly through December 26th. More info...

Tuesday, December 16
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays for the last time today at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Enjoy Season of Light at the planetarium at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Fridays at 3:30, and various times through the weekend. More info...
  • Head to Southpark Mall's Circle Court for the annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony this afternoon, 4:30-6:30pm. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library hosts Rookie Science this afternoon at 5pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • Don't miss Carmel Presbyterian Church's Drive Through Christmas this evening, 6-8pm.  A QCB holiday favorite!! More info...

Wednesday, December 17
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Hanukkah Traditions  at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Nature Trading Project today at 12:30pm. More info..
  • Don't miss Homeschool Day - A Fossil Frenzy! this afternoon, 1-3pm, at the Museum of York County. Please register. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest Shopping Center hosts the Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony this evening at 5:30pm. More info...
  • Or head to Polk Park for Chanukah @ Uptown Charlotte also this evening at 5:30pm. More info...

Thursday, December 18
  • Head to Imaginon this morning at 10:30am for Family Storytime: The Polar ExpressMore info...
  • Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel is on display through December 28th. More info...
  • You can SCHEDULE an appointment with SANTA at Southpark Mall!! More info...
  • Holidays at the Garden continues at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Through December 31. More info...
  • Looking to get a little more into the holiday spirit? Check out ABC Family's 25 Days of ChristmasMore info...

Friday, December 19
  • Holiday on Ice winter ice skating continues through January 4th. More info...
  • The annual Yule Log Ceremony takes place in McAdenville this evening at 5:30, with the Christmas Town Festival following, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Ride The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad weekends now through January 4th. More info...
  • The Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park continues evenings through December 31st. More info...

Saturday, December 20
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • Lots of fun making Reindeer Food today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping is being offered at Southpark Mall with all proceeds benefiting the Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Festive Card HolderMore info...
  • The Energy Explorium presents "A Visit from Santa" this afternoon, 1-3pm. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Christ Central Church for their Cinematic Christmas beginning at 3pm. FREE movies and popcorn! More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues through December 30th. More info...
  • The Kannapolis Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express continues through December 30th. More info...

Sunday, December 21
  • Celebrate Winter Solstice 2014  at sunrise this morning at the Schiele Museum. More info...
  • The Ballantyne Jewish Center presents Chanukah Wonderland today, tomorrow and Tuesday, 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm to learn about Active AnimalsMore info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Reindeer Food this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents Welcome Yule! concert this afternoon at 4:30pm at Morningstar Lutheran Church. More info...

Monday, December 22
  • The bears are back! Don't miss the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall through December 26th. More info...
  • Christmas at the Library runs through tomorrow at the Billy Graham Library. More info...
  • The Lights of McAdenville are on tonight, and will be nightly through December 26th. More info...
  • The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents Welcome Yule! concert this afternoon at 7pm at First United Methodist Church. More info...

Save The Date:
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...

Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.